Climate Resilient Transport in Small Island Developing States (Self-Paced)


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of countries located across the world in the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa, and Indian Ocean regions. SIDS are disproportionately exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards. In additional, climate change is poised to increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, storm surges, extreme winds, and flooding. When disaster strikes, damage to transport infrastructure typically accounts for a large portion of economic losses, resulting in heavy fiscal strains on SIDS’ small economies and social burden. As a consequence, to physical damage to the infrastructure, transport disruptions can cripple key economic sectors like tourism, fishing, or agriculture, and cut off access to healthcare, education, and other essential services. Damage to critical assets like roads, ports or airports also impedes disaster response and recovery operations, further increasing the overall vulnerability of communities living in SID

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